Category Archives: Crafts

The Amazing Human Body

Let’s Look Inside A Bone

This week The Early Childhood Education Theme is My Body. I have been holding on to this Human Body Factivity Skeleton and Book provided by Parragon Books as part of the Book Buddies program for a while, just for this theme. When we read through the book The sections about our bones fascinated my girls. So much so that we had to do a project to help them really understand them.

10 Valentine Crafts for Preschool Aged Children

We are always doing our Valentine crafts right before or on Valentines day and this year is no different. Before I start to come up with a craft I turn to all my blogger friends blogs for inspiration, and as usual, they never disappoint. This year I have asked for some last minute ideas for preschoolers and they shared lots of them.

Paper Plate Santa

A while back we made these cute paper plate Santa that my girls had fun making while I was busy in the kitchen I like crafts that they can do on their own or with a little help. It lets them feel like big girls and gives them the confidence to try to do harder crafts on their own before asking for my help.

Salt Dough Holiday Ornaments

Last week on Thanksgiving my mother in law was cleaning out things that she no longer needed or used and I seen these two beautiful boxes that sparked my imagination. I was tossing everything out the boxes when my 11-year-old point out some nail polishes and told me not to toss them. We kept them along with a few eye shadows and yesterday we used them for a project. We made some Salt dough holiday ornaments for our tree.

DIY Watercolors

Recently we went through our markers and I found a couple that no longer had much life in them. So I decided that I was not going to just toss them I was going to make them worth every penny that I spent on them.

My girls and I made some watercolors for them to paint with on some coloring book pages. This was really simple and even though the markers were running out of color once we started the process we seen that there was still a lot of life left in these markers 

10 Halloween Crafts for Toddlers and Preschoolers

 

Halloween is here and once again I’m late with my crafts. So I am on the hunt for simple crafts that we can do that don’t take much time setup. Problem is, I only have about $10 in my pocket and I have to make it do what it do.

Last year I only shopped my local Dollar General, this year I hit up Walmart. (Some of the items there are cheaper and I was already going in there. )

My two-year-old is focusing a lot on cutting, so there’s more than a few of these that involve cutting. Also, I have given you my shopping list. Yup, these are the supplies that I brought. I am going to assume you have some of the basics. (you should if you come to this blog)

Halloween Crafts for toddlers and preschoolers

Forest Habitat Diorama

Welcome back to another Early Childhood Educational Wednesday Post. This where a team of parents and educators share some Themed hands on learning activities for kids aged 2-5. Last week we explored Families, and this week we are exploring the Forest Habitat. (More Forest Habitat posts at the bottom.)

We had so much fun last week. We tried something kind of new and it was inspired by Dabbling Mommas Diorama for Sprout kids. I had never made one before and I thought that this would be the perfect time to try it out.

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I took a crafty hands on learning route with this activity. We worked on a few skills as well as learned more about the forest habitat and some of it’s inhabitants. My toddler has been really cutting up a storm and with this activity we worked on cutting on the lines, circles, and not cutting a paper completely through (I hope that made sense).

The first element of the Forest habitat that we made were trees. Coniferous trees to be exact.

An easy Chalk Paint recipe

Chalk Paint

Welcome to another Playful Preschool Wednesday post, where a group of mothers and educators share some free hands on learning activities. Last week we shared our top 10 fun things to do with preschoolers during the summer and this week we are exploring chalk.

My girls have been playing with chalk a lot lately and recently I had to make a change from our chalk sticks. I decided that we would play with some Chalk Paint this week. I tend to like our chalk paint on the thicker side but we don’t like using just cornstarch to make ours cause we end up with a sort of obleck. So we ended up using some baking soda also to combat that oobleck that we get. Great science for the girls to work on.

squirt painting

Squirt Painting

Baby G was getting a little bored of painting and I can understand cause it’s not for everyone, painting every day. So I needed to change it up cause Fro Baby loves to paint and I like how painting keeps her quite for some time. So I came up with something a little different after staring at some empty glue bottles for far too long.

This idea is not new for the girls seeing how we’ve done Squeeze Bottle Sidewalk Chalk before. So after I got the idea I mixed up some quick paint (Jello based paint, not written yet) in the glue bottles and sat them in the refrigerator overnight. (It’s daddies day to watch them in the morning this is the perfect activity to keep them busy until I return)

6 Thanksgiving Crafts

Hey, Guys! You know Thanksgiving is right around the corner. If you have not done any crafts with your preschooler and you would like to do a few then I have a list for you. These are all easy, pocket-friendly, last minute crafts that you can do with your preschooler or toddler.

Easy Thanksgiving Craft roundup